The Scarlet Ibis Critical Lens Writing In life, many people are born with disabilities but their opportunities for them still to succeed. Usually the pride of another person can sabotage their success. James Hurst one said “Pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears to vines, life and death”. This quote means that the pride of a person or group of people can be positive thing that can help others or a negative effect that can lead to one fate.
The reason why I agree with this quote because in life I have experiences the positive and negative effects of having an abundant amount of pride. In the 2nd trimester of English 9, we read The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst. The genre of this book is short story . In the story; there are many example of symbolism. In The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst’s quote that explains that pride is a wonderful and terrible that relates with life and death. 2 specific examples of how the narrator’s pride affectsDoodle(narrator’s brother) in a positive and negative way (life and death) vary.
One example of pride is a wonderful, terrible thing is in The Scarlet Ibis, the narrator taught his younger brother, William Armstrong “Doodle” how to walk and eventually run. The narrator motive of teaching is brother how to run was selfish. He didn’t want to be his brother personal slave for the rest of his life because of his disabilities. This is an example of how pride relates to life. One literary element in The Scarlet Ibis is irony because the name William Armstrong is ironic because it’s a strong but is used for who is weak and fragile .
James Hurst's short story, "The Scarlet Ibis" reveals that the brotherly bond between the narrator and Doodle is an essential component in the story. If Doodle was a girl, the brotherly connection and bond would be lost, resulting in many variations throughout the story. If Doodle was a girl the narrator probably wouldn't spend as much time with Doodle. A brother-brother relationship is very ...
So the name Doodle came along. Another example of how pride can be a terrible thing and relates death is when he takes Doodle to Horsehead Swamp that Saturday before the first day of school and knows it’s too late to meet the goals he set for Doodle. The narrator’s shame and pride coming together . He can’t deal with the shame of ‘failing,’ so he continues trying . But this with the constant push from his pride it leads to the death of Doodle.
James Hurst once said “Pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death. I believe that James Hurst is absolutely correct because in life , I have had experiences were pride has had positive and negative negatives not only me but the people around me . In the narrator’s case , he lost his own brother. Just imagine that. You losing someone you truly love because of your pride. “It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride. ” ? John Ruskin